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Honeymoons At Close Range
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There’s something extra yummy about the term ‘local flavor.’ It connotes chin-drizzling freshness, farmer’s market quaintness and maybe a dash of loveable kook. Now that honeymoons and home-town pride are no longer mutually exclusive, it might be fine time to embrace your burg with the zeal of an outsider. The local holiday is definitely in vogue, and any craze championing economic smarts is worth your adoption. All you need to stay at ease at home is a super suite, regenerated outlook and neglected cell phone. Love-nesting never tasted so peachy.
tourist de force
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Whatever the hamlet, most natives ignore the obvious and go straight for the underground finds. Don’t waste this opportunity to play tourist in your own town: leave the jaded ‘tude behind and locate affection for every marker your beloved hood has to offer – world’s largest catsup bottle included. Museum dates are a must, and strolling amongst wild things at the zoo or willows at the arboretum is just as relevant as tramping amongst the Velasquez.
Plan your entire “getaway” around a lime-lit festival and spend time perfecting the art of ice sculpture, beer tasting or bead twirling. If derbies and galas aren’t in the cards, choose a cultural one-time offer to build afternoon shopping and midnight snacking around. Springsteen in concert and the New York Ballet are both totally legit reasons to pick a date.
With the money you’re saving on airfare, a night of playing heiress will be akin to donning those proverbial rose-colored shades. Life from a limo’s rear view mirror, revolving restaurant’s window or night club rooftop is pretty pretty after all.
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Themed weddings are very much in, so you may want to apply the same playful twist when bidding adieu to the daily grind. Set at least one non bedroom related goal for your vacation, like a search for the city’s best milkshake, layer sandwich, independent movie theatre or coffee hut. Evaluations will be based on levels of thickness, creative use of prosciutto, cushion comfort and after-buzz, respectively. If your hotel bed’s particularly nap-worthy, seek out the top video stores and spend night after night cuddled up with Lauren, Humphrey and a room service cart. The beautiful thing about a goal-oriented motif - besides the punch it’ll bring to your holiday - is the ease and delight it’ll bring to all future date nights.
lost in transit
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Step just outside your element, sniffing out the beaches, vineyards, ski hills and art galleries within joyriding distance from your borough. Stick a cooler of champagne and croissants in the trunk, buy a canister of nuts or tissue wrapped fruit from a roadside attraction and drive to the nearest lake. Park under a flowering tree and little rain on your parade will become the perfect excuse to take cover and get frisky in the back seat of a jazzy rental. You might also consider a mini road trip: keep it within the state or province, B&B hop and become acquainted with the countryside less traveled. If it’s much too familiar from behind the windshield, get a brand new perspective on bike and pedal forth all ye wedded travellers.